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Kanbis battle champions Stray Lions in NPCA crunch

Kanbis and Stray Lions meet in a titanic clash on Sunday at Peponi School as the Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association super league enters round 11. The duo chasing for the title are all coming off impressive wins last Sunday.

The chase is particularly tight because leaders Kanbis on 190 points only have four points over the Lions who seem to have the deadliest bowling attack at the moment. Both are yet to lose and have the similar statistic when it comes to win points (120).

Kanbis have the edge in the batting section and will rely on danger man Rakep Patel who is currently on four centuries to his name thus far. Dhiren Gondaria and Narendra Kalyan should make impact on the crease for the Eastleigh High School-based side. Defending champions Lions on 186 points will be keen to neutralise their guests in familiar territory by restricting their run-rates.

Siblings Nehemiah Odhiambo (pace) and Shem Ngoche (spin) will be backed by veteran Collins Obuya in seeking another victory. Elsewhere stuttering Swamibapa who have lost to their two nearest rivals face a tricky encounter against improving Obuya Academy at the Sir Ali Grounds.

The newcomers pulled a surprise win over regulars Sikh Union last time out for their third in the season and could pose questions for Swami who are third placed with 154 points.

The well rounded defending T20 champions have a fine cast in the frame of Irfan Karim, Lameck Onyango and Maurice Ouma to utilise in recovery from their recent debacles.

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